QATAR AP­POINTS WOMEN TO SHURA COUN­CIL FOR FIRST TIME

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Regional -

Qatar ap­pointed women to one of its most im­por­tant con­sul­ta­tive bod­ies, the Shura Coun­cil, for the first time in the coun­try's his­tory, ac­cord­ing to a royal de­cree an­nounced Thurs­day. Four women will sit on the 45-strong coun­cil, which is re­spon­si­ble for dis­cussing draft laws ap­proved by the cab­i­net, gen­eral gov­ern­ment pol­icy and the state's draft bud­get, state me­dia said. The an­nounce­ment comes as Qatar con­tin­ues to deal with the im­pact of the worst and most bit­ter diplo­matic cri­sis in the Gulf for years, which has seen the emi­rate po­lit­i­cally and eco­nom­i­cally block­aded by neigh­bor­ing coun­tries.

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